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Scientists push ahead with GenX plans, studies.

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 10:00
A flurry of studies will examine the extent of GenX contamination in the Cape Fear, and what can possibly be done about it.

Endocrine disruptors: A guilty definition.

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 10:00
In no case will we resign ourselves to blackmail on health to satisfy private interests against the general interest. There is an urgency to act, we are all concerned.

Children of Vietnam vets say Agent Orange impacts generations.

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 10:00
Veterans and their children shared their stories at a town hall meeting at Elks lodge in Fargo.

Cancer, thyroid problems plague West Michigan dump neighbors.

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 10:00
In the 1960s, Wolverine used the 76-acre undeveloped land as a dump site for hazardous sludge waste generated by its former tannery in Rockford, where the company treated pigskin with Scotchgard, a fabric protector that repels water and stains.

Macron takes risky bet with tough talk on weedkiller.

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 10:00
Europe’s farming powerhouse can ill afford an outright ban on world’s top weedkiller.

Coca-Cola increased its production of plastic bottles by a billion last year, says Greenpeace.

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 10:00
The increase puts Coke’s production at more than 110 billion single-use plastic bottles a year, according to analysis by the green group.

Sardinia yacht club targets sailors with charter to cut plastic waste.

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 10:00
One of the most exclusive yacht clubs in the world has drawn up an environmental charter to ask 150,000 sailors across the globe to reduce plastic pollution in the ocean.

Former city manager comments on PCB.

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 10:00
A former City of Fayetteville manager said that a refusal by federal, state and county agencies to dredge Arbuckle Creek has led to floodwaters carrying PCBs onto residents' properties from an EPA Superfund site.

It it safe to eat fish from the Grand River?

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 10:00
The short answer is yes, but it depends on the type and amount of fish and which part of the river it comes from.

Minden, West Virgina, needs relief, not our benign neglect.

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 10:00
Minden residents are dying of cancer and there is a known carcinogen stalking the neighborhood.

Safe to eat: Don’t infer Ferner fish floundered due to algae.

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 10:00
As Toledo activist Mike Ferner poured a pitcher of algae-infused water and two dead fish into the fountain at One Government Center a week ago, cameras were rolling and the message was delivered in a succinct and well-orchestrated fashion.

Nestlé pays $200 a year to bottle water near Flint – where water is undrinkable.

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 10:00
While Flint battles a water crisis, just two hours away the beverage giant pumps almost 100,000 times what an average Michigan resident uses into plastic bottles.

Agent Orange still linked to hormone imbalances in babies.

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 10:00
Exposure to Agent Orange sprayed during the Vietnam War has been linked to increased levels of certain hormones in women and their breastfeeding children decades later, potentially putting them at higher risk of health problems, according to a new study.

CPSC to manufacturers: Toxic flame retardants ill advised in mattresses, TVs, furniture.

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 10:00
Federal regulators urged manufacturers Thursday to stop using hazardous flame retardants that are known to cause health problems.

Portland's lawsuit against Monsanto proceeds, with some claims dismissed.

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 10:00
The City of Portland and Port of Portland can proceed with lawsuits against Monsanto, but a judge has dismissed several of the city’s claims over chemical contamination of the city’s waterways.

EPA confirms Harvey damage at Waste Pits; orders immediate repairs to cap.

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 10:00
The Environmental Protection Agency has directed the potentially responsible parties of the San Jacinto River Waste Pits Superfund site to take immediate action to address damage to the protective cap and high-levels of underlying waste material found at one of the samples on site.

Colorado needs a limit for water contamination in El Paso County.

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 10:00
Colorado health officials should take the contamination crisis in El Paso County into their own hands and set a limit for the allowable concentration of unhealthy chemicals found in drinking water.

After the Tsunami, Japan’s sea creatures crossed an ocean.

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 10:00
Hundreds of species — mussels, crabs and others — traveled thousands of miles on plastic debris to American shores.

How plastic is damaging planet Earth.

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 10:00
There are 500 times more pieces of microplastic in the sea than there are stars in our galaxy and by 2050 it is estimated there will be more plastic than fish.

MEPs vote down endocrine disruptor criteria, back acrylamide regulation.

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 10:00
The European Parliament’s environment committee objected to the Commission’s proposed criteria for endocrine disruptors on Thursday.

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